Riders bring home swag of silverware from titles
Karratha’s best BMX talent has come home from the State championships with a swag of silverware to add to its ballooning trophy cabinet.
Twenty-seven riders made the trip to a wet and windy meet in Perth, but the conditions did not phase our local riders who took home a combined 15 trophies and awards for making the finals.
Sophie Taylor, 11, came home
with two pieces of silverware, first in the 12-and-under girls’ cruiser and second in the 11-year-old girls’ 20-inch class.
Sophie said she would now hit the parents up for a new trophy cabinet.
“This was the best State titles out of the two I’ve done,” she said.
“It’s the first time I’ve got State champion and I did one of the best rides I’ve ever done on my 20inch.
“I felt really good, really excited and proud to be supporting my club.”
Ashlyn Keremelevich, 10, only took up riding this year and managed to score a second place in her 10-year-old girls’ class.
Ashlyn said she was aiming for first, but was happy with the outcome given how long she had been in the game.
“It was really good because now I am used to riding with all the girls,” she said.
“I like the jumping and all of that.”
Jackson Tatham, Alan Kurilowski, Ryley Hinchcliffe, Callum Kirkwood and Rodney Gethin all scored podium finishes in their classes.
Greg Kiehne, Blake White, Joshua Swiatek, Abbie Kiehne and Luke White made the State finals races.
Karratha BMX Club riders and their trophies.